Eldon Palasek - Fullerton, Nebraska

Treated 2001 • Posted 2002 

“From my very first call to Loma Linda I have been very pleased with the information and help I received. From finding housing to all aspects of the treatment, everything was very positive.”

I was diagnosed with prostate cancer on September 22, 2000. My PSA was 6 with a Gleason of 4+3, or 7. After proton treatment my PSA was 0.1 and after the four-month check up 0.11. After the second checkup at eight months 0.1, and the same after my third checkup at one year.

Fernand Beaupre - Caribou, Maine

Treated 2002 • Posted 2003 

" . . don't let your body take a beating if you don't have too."

Fernand Beaupre is a French Canadian who now lives in northern Maine. Following is his response to an inquiry by a prospective patient:

Ray Arnold - Annapolis, Maryland

Treated 2002 • Posted 2003 

“Of course the surgeon and radiologist in Annapolis and Georgetown U. in Wash. D.C. were both convinced they could cure my cancer - and they probably could - but at what cost in side effects???”

Bill Paukert - Boulder, Colorado

Treated 2002 · Posted 2003

“The treatments were so easy one feels guilty fighting cancer with no more effort than that.”

Carl Anthony - Apple Valley, California

Treated 2001 • Posted 2002 

"The only side effect has been tiredness when I overdue it."

I arrived at Loma Linda on 6/14/01 for the first of 38 proton treatments. My psa had been steadily rising from under 4.0 to 5.6 and a Gleason score of 6 [3+3]. A biopsy confirmed prostate cancer and a catscan and bonescan found the cancer to be contained.

Karl Herrmann - Seattle, Washington

Treated 2002 · Posted 2003 · Updated 2015 

“The most important sentence in this letter was: “ WITH RELATIVELY FEW SIDE EFFECTS.” We made the decision to go to Loma Linda.”

William Jackson - Reston, Virginia

Treated 2002 · Posted 2003 

“I appreciate the opportunity to share my story in hopes that it will benefit others.”

Harland Hughes - Renton, Washington

Treated 2002 · Posted 2003

“I was so excited to phone my urologist, to cancel my surgery date . . .”

Dan M. Eicher - Waterloo, Iowa

Treated 2000 · Posted 2003 

“Now, it has been 3 years since the final treatment. I still feel great and I am thankful for it. My recent check showed my PSA at 0.2. I guess you can't get much better than that.”

Don Butler - Yuba City, California

Treated 1999 · Posted 2003 

“I feel like my guardian angel has been looking after me during the whole procedure.”

On February 9, 1999 I had my annual checkup and was told everything looked good except for my PSA, which was 5.9. My family doctor referred me to a urologist who said my prostate felt fine - no lumps or bumps, but to be on the safe side I should have a biopsy. Bad news. The biopsy showed cancer.

He talked to my wife and me for about an hour regarding my different options for treatment. None of them were Proton beam!


The Purcell's fairy tale life came to a halt when the doctor diagnosed Pat with prostate cancer. Little did they know that 25 years earlier, a doctor 1,200 miles away risked his entire career to pioneer proton treatment with virtually no side effects. “Against All Odds” follows a couple’s desire to fight cancer and unveils the historical account of a doctor’s passion to discover a better treatment option.

Watch the "Against All Odds" video.


"I have not spent one dollar on medicines or follow-up procedures in my 13 years post-proton treatment."
- Wayne Swartz, BOB Member
"You owe it to yourself and to those who love you to safeguard your quality of life. Surgery will not do that ... proton therapy can."
- Jeannie Chase, Spouse
- Warren Johns, BOB member
"15 years have passed since exposure to the penetrating power of the proton and the superb medical skills of the 'beam team.'”
"The procedure was a breeze. It has been 10 years and I feel GREAT.”
- Tom Wright, BOB member
"As long as I live, I will do everything I can to spread the word about proton treatment.”
- Jim Tuggey, BOB member
"I am celebrating 8 years post-treatment with no recurrence, no side effects, and not one more penny for medications."
Robert T. Gore, M.D. F.A.C.O.G.

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Proton Therapy Advantages:

· Less damage to healthy tissue
· Non-invasive, painless

· Outpatient setting
· No recovery time
· Lower chance of recurrence
· Few, if any, side effects

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